Residents

Julian Abraham Togar ID
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba MX
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Özgür Atlagan TR
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Razia Barsatie SR
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Salim Bayri MA
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Verena Blok NL
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Simnikiwe Buhlungu ZA
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Sara Culmann RU
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Tanja Engelberts NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Aldo Esparza Ramos NL/MX
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
G GB
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Lotte van Geijn NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Robert Glas NL
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Catalina González CL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Lungiswa Gqunta ZA
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Saemundur Thor Helgason IS/NL
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Hannah Dawn Henderson GB
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Takeshi Ikeda JP
  • resident
  • 2016
  • 2020
  • 2021
Artor Jesus Inkerö FI
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Donghwan Kam KR/NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Arturo Kameya PE/NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Özgür Kar TR/NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Penelope Koliopoulou GR
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Wouter van der Laan NL
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Sungeun Lee KR
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Sheng-Wen Lo TW/NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Tessa Mars HT
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Silvia Martes NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Polina Medvedeva NL/RU
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Ima-Abasi Okon GB
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Ian Page US
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Claudia Pagès Rabal ES
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Molly Palmer GB
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Eoghan Ryan IE
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Hend Samir EG
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Ratu Saraswati ID
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Silke Schönfeld DE
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Tomasz Skibicki PL
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Mette Sterre NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Takanori Suzuki JP
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Kanitha Tith KH
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Anh Tran NZ/VN
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Werker Collective
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021

Team

Directorial Team

Emily Pethick (director)
Martijntje Hallmann (deputy director, head of residency)
Susan Gloudemans (director strategy & development)
Danielle Kars (secretarial services)

Residency

Annelie Musters (manager & deputy head residency
Virág Szentkirályi (residency & programme coordinator)
Sandra Felten (alumni relations & documentation)
Daphne Verweij (project coordinator residency)

Workshops / Technical advisors

José Miguel Biscaya (media lab)
Marietta Dirker (library & collection)
Stephan Kuderna (metal)
Arend Nijkamp (paint lab)
Marianne Peijnenburg (ceramics)
Kees Reedijk (electronics)
Pieter Verweij (print lab)

Freelancers:
Seamus Cater (wood)
Roger Cremers (wood)
Lotte Nijhof (mould making)
Monique de Wilt (laser cutter & CNC)

Development

María Virto Marcilla (manager development)
Isabella Leitz (friends)

Communication

Vanessa Groenewegen

Finance / Administration / HR

Joost Cras (head of finance)
Niels Andree Wiltens (HR, residency & process administration)

Building / Operations

Michel de Rooij (head of operations)
Harold Verbakel (ICT)
Peter Amponsah (caretaker)
Feras Dahhan (caretaker)
Anita Autar (cleaning)

Cantina

Bas Magnée (coordinator)
René Blits
Wiebe Bouwsema

Freelancer:
Martine Albitrouw-Segijn

Supervisory Board Rijksakademie

Defne Ayas
Chris Buijink (chair)
Bregtje van der Haak
Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau
Vinod Subramaniam

Supervisory Board Trust Fund

Job Dura
Wouter Han
Marian Scheele (chair)

Ratu Saraswati

ID, 1990

  • resident
    • 2020
    • 2021

Artist statement

Art has the ability to repair the social bond between humans. Ratu Saraswati focuses on revisiting the interpersonal values of art. The meaningful encounters developed from the individual, collaborative, and participatory performance are what are most valuable in her practice. She uses the artistic endeavors that she believes are expansive for human empathy to create a sincere common ground within the realm of the psyche. Her works are the result of her continuous reflections upon her mental health condition. Throughout the years, it has shaped her interpretations of both her personal experiences and collective narratives, sharing what often remains taboo amid today’s increasing intolerance. Within the journey, she has discovered that the profound relationships built through art making are leading her to a deeper truth of how we may own our wellness and the principal of artistry is to become the medium of that process.

Saraswati’s performances are originating from the idea of the human nature of aggression and reparation. In her practice, she attempts to find a balance by actively sensing and anticipating in the frame of performativity. In the process, she investigates how to collectively find a resolution to heal the psychological wound through inclusivity.

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